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2011, Vol., No.32

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    A Good Governance of FTA Policy: Developing Indicators of Good Governance and the Evaluation of Korea-U.S. FTA

    Yu Hyun-seok | 2011, (32) | pp.5~39 | number of Cited : 4
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    This study has two major purposes. One is to develop indicators of good governance of FTA policy. The other is to evaluate FTA policy for Korea-U.S. FTA with indicators of good governance of FTA policy. Four major indicators are developed. Those are participation, transparency, efficiency and expertise. In terms of institutions, Korea's FTA policy is relatively close to good governance. In Paticular, participation and transparency are well guaranteed by the FTA Conclusion Process Rule prepared in 2004. However, efficiency is not satisfactory in terms of institution as well as in the process of FTA negotiations. A lack of efficiency is especially notable in the ratification process. An institutional upgrade for improving efficiency in the process of ratification is necessary. In terms of expertise, there are various consulting mechanism which guarantee expertise. Expertise is very important in the sense that it can prevent unnecessary conflict during both the negotiation and ratification processes.
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    Multicultural Society and the Role of Government: German Integration Governance and It's Implication for Korea

    허준영 | 2011, (32) | pp.41~67 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the German policy on immigrant integration in terms of a present day multicultural society and to seek useful implications for Korea. Germany, a country with a history of strict ius sanguinis regulations, recently changed its policy on immigration and turned towars integration. This could provide an important lesson for Korea where immigrant policy has been quite similar to that of Germany and where the country has rapidly needed to confront the major challenges of a multicultural society. This study explains German integration policy using the theoretical tool of 'integration governance' with a focus on the cooperation of various stake-holders relating to that.
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    Analysis of the Associations between the North Korean Perception of South Korea and the Relationship between North and South Korea during the Cold War and Post Cold War Eras

    Lee June Hee | 2011, (32) | pp.69~111 | number of Cited : 2
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    The aim of this report is to establish through the analysis of New Year speeches the possibility of further change in North Korea by looking at how much change there has been in the relationship between South and North Korean during the process of transformation after the Post Cold War era and how much change there has been in the North Korea perspective of South Korea as the Cold War era turned into the Post Cold War era. By piecing together the research results, it is apparent that a negative relationship is continuously increasing and that this is irrelevant to any change (positive or negative) in recognition. Irrelevant to any development of recognition(positive/negative) negative relationship is taking place. It is also apparent that during the Post Cold War era there was an inverse association between a negative relationship and positive recognition with changes in one being correlated with opposite changes in the other. Compared with the Cold War area, an especially distinctive feature of the Post Cold War era was that not only did positive recognition and positive relationship grow, but also negative recognition and negative relationship considerably increased This shows that North Korea has continuously tried to adopt an offensive doctrine towards South Korea while they were building a positive recognition and relationship with South Korea. In the Cold war era, the positive relationship grew as the positive recognition increased, but during the Post Cold War era it decreased, and the connection between the negative recognition/negative relationship was such that, if recognition increased, then this was followed by an increase of the other, and the gap between them widened ( the Cold war 0.114 --> the Post Cold war 0.303). During the cold war era, positive recognition and positive relationship were linked. It was thought that during the post cold War era the negative relationship would be less than during the Cold war era, but, contrary to common sense, it has actually greatly increased (the Cold war 0.93 --> the Post war era 4.1). These findings appear to demonstrate the duplicity of North Korea.” Attach this sentence to the end of the previous paragraph. Start a new paragraph as follows;“Our research project was based on the hypothesis that there will be differences between the Cold War and post Cold War eras in North Korea’s recognition of South Korea and the relationship with each other. The analysis of our data showed that, while there was no difference in positive and negative recognition between the Cold War and the post Cold War eras, there was a difference in positive/negative relationships between the two eras. Interrelationship analysis of recognition and relationship was performed, focusing on positive/negative recognition change and negative relationship. In both the Cold War and Post Cold War eras, an increase in negative recognition was followed by an increase in negative relationship. Overall, positive /negative recognition and positive/negative relationship have increased over the Post Cold War era compared with the Cold War era.
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    An Analysis of Client-Oriented and Transmitting Service Processes in a Public Organization : focusing on workers compensation

    김장기 | 노현승 | Shin Youn Chang | 2011, (32) | pp.113~150 | number of Cited : 2
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    In recent times, most quasi-public organizations have emphasized customer-oriented service. In a quasi-public organization. Customer-oriented service pursues several values through improvements in the service delivery system. Most public organizations have achieved omanagerial performance and customer value by improvement of transmitting service process. Conversion of the transmitting service process can take place with deliberate changes in the organizational structure, the activation of human resources, and the preparation of a working system. From the perspective of management of public client relationships, this research attempts an analysis of customer services in the area of worker compensation and to explore the transmitting service system of the Korean Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service (KOMWEL) following its two transformations after 2005. The aim of this study was to review the practical aspects of the transmitting service process in KOMWEL. The findings showed that the foundations of a customer-oriented service are dealing with the coordination of legal services and alternative services, policy support in the management of public-client relationships, the balance between managerial performance and customer value, and the management of customer contact in the service executive process.
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    A Study on Effective Accessibility of Long-Term Care Insurance System for Elderly People

    Hyekyung Han | 2011, (32) | pp.151~176 | number of Cited : 4
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    The paper analyzed four types of barriers, which exist in the service utilization process: barriers in eligibility criteria, availability of services and benefits, availability of facility resources, and financial barriers. Also discussed is whether the current system has tried to increase service accessibility by minimizing under-utilization or excessive over-utilization of services. It can be concluded that the long-term care insurance system in Korea has paid little attention to policies for preventing under- utilization of services,while it has emphasized policy efforts at minimizing over-utilization of services. The Korean government has focused on short- term issues of cost reduction and financial sustainability, while ignoring long-term societal costs which will be incurred from under-utilization of services. It is suggested that policy makers need to examine effective accessibility issues to esbablish a more efficient service delivery system.
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    A Study of the Subjectivity of Chinese Viewers' Hanryu Drama Adoption

    김세도 | Sang Ho Seo | 2011, (32) | pp.177~206 | number of Cited : 7
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    As the number of Korean television drama exported to many Asian countries has increased. Korean television drama has become one of the most popular television programs in these countries. Korean drama is not only limited to a television program, but becomes a culture and trend there. This study examines the opinions of Chinese viewers on Korean drama in order to understand the viewing pattern of Hanryu drama audience. Using Q-methodology, seven types of Chinese viewers on Korean drama were found. Based on the characteristics of a Hanryu drama audience, the findings of this study suggested ways of continuously producing superior Hanryu drama.
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    Post-Fordism: Production and the Labor Process in Japan

    김왕식 | 2011, (32) | pp.207~240 | number of Cited : 1
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    This paper the discusses epochal transition of the structure and organization of the modern economy and society from one distinct phase of capitalist development to a new phase focusing on post-Fordism. There is a great deal of debate about how to characterize these changes, the mechanisms at work, and the policy implications for different groups of economic and political actors. This paper reassesses the concept of post-Fordism in light of the experience of the Japan. It systematically analyzes the differences among the three theoretical positions lying at the heart of the post-Fordist debate: the neo-Schumpeterian approach, the flexible specialization approach, and the regulation approach. The preoccupation with techno-economy found in the neo-Schumpeterian approach tends to be too technologically deterministic, failing to adequately explain the formation and development of a long wave. The dualism of the flexible specialization approach is criticized as it caricatures each industrial paradigm and reduces diverse changes on either side of the defined paradigms. This paper finds that the regulation approach is the best model to explicate the changes revolving around us because of its breadth and tight conceptual structure. It is also proven to be most effective in terms of understanding the situation in Japan, where social organization and economic restructuring processes clearly show that the country has moved beyond Fordism.